Programs of Study

Educators' Summer Studio

July 19-24, 2015

A one-week studio intensive for art, design, technology, and arts integration educators: this program will help you recharge your creative side with personal studio time—while earning PDU/CEUs and experiencing CCAD’s groundbreaking curriculum firsthand.

Dates & Deadlines

  • June 29 Registration and fee deadline
  • July 10 Refund requests deadline
  • July 19 Move-in and orientation
  • July 24 Reception, exhibition, and move-out

Program Costs

The program fee of $275 covers up to 3.5 PDU/CEU credits, one week of on-campus residence, 12 meals, all supplies, and all costs related to local transportation, admission, and off-campus activities.

Alternatively, you may choose to live off-campus and attend as a non-residential participant for a fee of $100, which does not include on-campus residence or meals.


Successful completion of all sessions of the 2015 Educators’ Summer Studio will earn 3.5 professional development units (PDUs; formerly known as CEUs).

PDUs can be submitted to your professional development committee for application toward K–12 license renewal. But even if you don’t need PDUs for licensure, consider adding them to your professional portfolio as evidence of professional work needed to gain employment or to receive promotion or tenure.


Participants in the Educators’ Summer Studio are assigned private rooms in CCAD’s Design Square Apartments. Those choosing not to stay on campus will be issued a campus parking pass.


If you’re an art, design, technology, or arts integration teacher, your professional effectiveness goes hand-in-hand with your personal creativity.

The Educators’ Summer Studio is a program of meaningful professional development and impactful creative experiences designed especially for you.

Experience CCAD’s new, forward-thinking curriculum firsthand and engage in collaboration with others—all in the college’s up-to-the-minute professional studios, labs, and classrooms.

In just one week, you’ll:

• Invest in your own creative growth and development
• Build relationships with other creative and innovative educators, and with      the faculty and staff at CCAD
• Get specific activities and lesson ideas to take back to your classroom
• Bolster your understanding of how design education can be integrated with business and entrepreneurship

Educators will have an opportunity to register for 3 workshops lead by CCAD faculty and staff based on the following themes--you can download workshop descriptions by clicking here:

ART AS ENTERTAINMENT: The entertainment industry is a huge part of the global economy. With revenues projected to top $2 Trillion Dollars in 2016, the opportunities for careers associated with entertainment are robust, and with distribution of production across the world, leadership roles are essential. Those leadership opportunities can be found in CCAD majors like Animation and Cinematic Arts - all collaborating to focus on developing great content as well as a comprehensive understanding of the business of entertainment.

THE POWER OF DESIGN: Some say that design is so ingrained in the habit of our everyday experience that we may not even think about it anymore. But there are leaders that do think about it - a lot - and not just for the objects and spaces of the here and now, but design as strategy for the future as well. Those leaders are in CCAD majors like Advertising and Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Fashion Design, collaborating to look at the next frontier of design with consideration for behaviors to create integrated, immersive and transformative experiences.

STUDIO ARTS AND VISUAL CULTURE: The studio artist of today has become collaborative, multidisciplinary and highly entrepreneurial. Not content to be pigeonholed into a single media, students in Fine Arts, Illustration and Photography work across discipline and media boundaries to experiment with ideas that impact culture and shape the aesthetic of our cultural consciousness. Strongly tied to studies in Art History and Visual Culture, students in these majors are historically and intellectually grounded, but face head-on the issues of the day with work that is relevant and conceptually sound.

Teaching the Teacher Lectures

Let’s talk about teaching: these lunchtime lectures take you into the pedagogical decisions and structures of CCAD. Learn how project-based learning, collaboration, business skills, and room of plants all come together in one of the nation’s most forward-thinking art and design curricula. Sessions include:

• Crafting your Hustle: How CCAD prepares students for a successful Art and Design Career
• The Business of Art and Design as an Entrepreneur and an Industry Creative
• American Horticulture as a model for Collaborative Education
• Preparing College-Ready Artists and Designers

Personal Studio Time and Evening Activities

Each day, you will have personal studio time as well as open studios during the evening to explore your personal expression, skills and techniques demonstrated in the workshops, and collaborate with other educators. Optional evening plans may include CCAD faculty lectures, off campus outings and film screenings.

Additional Information

Safety and Security

Residence hall advisors and campus security staff are available at all times to ensure campus safety and security. Participants in turn are expected to follow all campus housing regulations and the CCAD student code of conduct. Specific rules and regulations are included with the information packet mailed after registration.

Getting to Campus

Columbus is served by Port Columbus International Airport (airport code CMH). Airport pick-up and drop-off services are provided by CCAD’s security staff and are available on request for Educators’ Summer Studio participants. If you plan to keep a car on campus during the program, you’ll be required to obtain a parking pass and park in designated lots. (More info about this is included in the information packet sent after you register.)